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Dinosaur Quilt

I recently finished a quilt for my sister.  She had a baby boy just before this last Christmas.  I made her a Dinosaur quilt.  I created it with a cotton front and a minky back.  Then I used the satin binding, which I had never used before.  I think the quilt came out wonderful.

Happy Birthday Quilt

I recently finished a quilt for my Great Aunt.  It was her 90th birthday on September 11th this year.  I felt like sending her something nice, so I made her a quilt.

This one was a lot of fun.  It took me a while to lay out the pattern, but once I figured that out, everything went together nicely.  I kept it as simple as I could.  Each quilt that I do, I always try and do something that I have never done before.  On this quilt, I used my new quilting rulers and ruler foot to create a simple scallop on the border.  I really enjoyed using the rulers and can’t wait to find a project where I can use more of them.  It was a lot easier than I thought it would be.

Fabric was: My Secret Garden by Cheryl Haynes (42) 10″x10″ pieces.                                                Border:  Yellow Fabric; Essentials by Wilmington Prints.                                                            Backing: Holly Woods by 3 Sisters for Moda (108″ wide backing)                                                          Thread: Gutermann Cream color 800 for piecing                                                                                         Pattern: Half Square Triangles Around the World                                                                                         Quilted: by Machine by stitching in the ditch and did a simple single scalloped border design.

Panel Quilt

I officially have a new nephew.  Somehow I managed to make a cute panel quilt for him between finishing the my master bedroom quilt and starting on my next project for my new baby girl.  I went to craft warehouse and fell in love with a really cute panel.  The panel has bears fishing.  I love the colors too; greens, browns and reds(very boyish).

I first bought the panel and some coordinating fabric for a border.  When I got it all home and looked at it, I decided that I would need to make it bigger.  I then went back to craft warehouse a week later and found a fat quarter bundle of coordinating fabrics.

I first bordered the panel in a red and black checkered fabric.  I then decided to cut each of the fat quarters in half and sew them lengthwise around two sides of the panel.  I set up a pattern with the fabrics and rotated them around.  I think it came out great.  I then used the leftover scraps for the binding.  The backing is a really nice green cuddle fabric.

The top is cute and fun, just fitting for a two year old boy, and the back so cozy and soft.

I decided not to quilt too much of this quilt for a couple of reasons.  First cuddle fabric is not the easiest to work with, as it can pucker very easily.  The second reason is I wanted to make sure that the quilt was going to be soft and not too stiff.

For the quilt label on this quilt, I used the lettering feature on my machine.  I usually embroider the label, but I wanted it small and not so large.  After all, this is a small quilt for a child.  I also hand stitched the label on to the back of the quilt.  I think it looks really good.

 

 

 

Master Bedroom Quilt- A finished project

Here is my finished quilt for my bed.  It is a king size quilt, and boy am I glad that it is finished.

   

It was very difficult to quilt this beast on my domestic machine, but I managed.  I decided only to quilt in the ditch and I am glad that I did.  This quilt was just too big and heavy to manage any other way.

On my last post I was just about ready to start putting together this quilt top.  I inserted a plain gray square between each sixteen patch block.  I then put this quilt top together in stages.  I assembled a bunch of larger 9 patch blocks then I put them together in rows and stitched the rows together.  Once everything was assembled I managed to put the quilt on my bed, that way I could make sure that it actually fit.  I also did this so that I could decide if I needed to add any borders.  After placing the quilt on the bed, I decided that borders were not needed.

I then pin basted my quilt on my living room floor.  I found a lot of good tips online for trying to baste this large of a quilt.  Some people mentioned that they tape or pin theirs to the carpet.  I decided I would give it a try.  Since this method worked very well for this large of a quilt, I decided that this would be how I now pin baste all my quilts regardless of size.

I then proceeded to quilt this quilt.  I decided to take it slow, use my walking foot and stitch in the ditch.  It worked out very well.

Now that my quilt for my bedroom is finished, I can now begin my quilt for my new baby girl that is due in January.